TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Background

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

1987

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

James Pratt

Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board

James Pratt, Board Papers



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA00-2
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Dallas County - Parks and Open Space Board
Title: Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board
Dates: 1987-1994
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Background

The Dallas County Parks and Open Space Program was established in 1977, when voters approved two million dollars for the county to acquire undeveloped land for preservation. In 1981, the county adopted a Dallas County Open Space Plan. Through this program, Dallas County has acquired 21 preserves located around the county, including Joppa Preserve, the Trinity River Greenbelt, and Elm Fork Preserve. A 25 person board with each county commissioner appointing three members with the task of administering the Dallas County Parks and Open Space plan. Members of the board are expected to serve a two year term, but may serve no more than six (years). With a majority of Dallas County now an urban environment, the importance of preserving and conserving wildlife for members of the community to has become apparent.

James Pratt served on the Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board from 1987 to 1994. A noted Dallas Architect, whose firm James Pratt Architecture/Urban Design Inc has been a part of many major projects in the city of Dallas, his first building was constructed in 1957. Pratt has served on several projects and boards benefiting the city of Dallas and is widely respected for his involvement in the community.

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Scope and Contents

The Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board papers consist of board materials kept by James Pratt during his service as a board member. Pratt organized his files chronologically by year. To better organize his board papers, the materials were kept chronological, but sorted into Board Membership; Board Documents and Reports; Correspondence and Memorandum; and Agendas and Minutes along with other miscellaneous topics. There is also a series of files relating to James Pratt, his firm and other organizational memberships, and miscellaneous topics somewhat connected to the Parks and Open Space Board.

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Related Material

MA84-16 James Pratt Collection

MA93-11 James Pratt Collection II

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Pratt, James

Organizations:

Dallas County - Parks and Open Space Board

Family Names:

Pratt

Places:

Dallas County

Subjects:

Dallas County - Parks

Titles:

Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA00-02 Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

processed by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 a. Register
1987
1 1 Lemmon Lake Park Conceptual Development Study
1989
1 2 Board Members
3 Board Documents and Reports
4 Correspondence and Memorandum
5 Agendas and Minutes
1990
1 6 Board Documents and Reports
7 Correspondence and Memorandum
8 Agendas and Minutes
9 Draft - Dallas County Parks and Open Space Plan
1991
1 10 Board Orientation Materials
11 Proposed Sites
12 Board Documents and Reports
13 Correspondence and Memorandum
2 1 Agendas and Minutes
2 Dallas County Open Space Plan
3 Board Member Information Booklet
1992
2 4 Board Members
5 Board Documents and Reports
6 Correspondence and Memorandum
7 Agendas and Minutes
1993
2 8 Board Membership
9 Board Documents and Reports
10 Correspondence and Memorandum
11 Agendas and Minutes
1994
3 1 Board Documents and Reports
2 Correspondence and Memorandum
3 Agendas and Minutes
James Pratt
3 4 Correspondence
5 Notes
6 Parks and Open Space
7 Pratt Architecture and Urban Design
8 Greater Dallas Planning Council